Your guide to iGaming business trends and industry news, where you can find information about gaming software providers, gaming jurisdictions, sports betting and any other igaming business-related issues or topics.

Playson. The success story. From Maltese startup to the European gambling leader

About Playson Company

Playson is a Maltese gambling content provider, which first appeared on the market in 2012.

During the last 5 years, the company had intensified its efforts to strengthen the European market presence. Currently, Playson has Maltese offices (including the headquarters in Ta’ Xbiex and an office in Sliema) and Ukraine (Kiev and Odessa). You may also find the info that Playson has offices in other Eastern European countries (Russia, Belarus) but it does not reflect the actual situation.

Betradar. Making of the sports betting leader

About Betradar Company

Betradar is a Sportradar’s AG brand. It’s a leading international provider specializing in live sports data, statistics, and gaming content. The company was founded in 2000 and went live in 2001.

Betconstruct: Conquering the gambling world

About the Company

Betconstruct is a major international gambling software provider cooperating with the betting shops, brick and mortar, and online casinos. The company was founded in 2003 and during the last 15 years managed to strengthen that market presence by opening the development offices in 14 countries around the globe.

BetgamesTV Top-5: how to change the game in live casino industry and hit the jackpot

BetgamesTV is a privately held Lithuanian company developing and distributing the live casino soft. The company is one of the latecomers as first of the products appeared on the market in 2012 (and the first live dealer casino solutions were created in the late 90s). However, the Lithuanian enthusiasts managed to earn a place in the sun and our today’s post is about their success story and 5 best games.

What a casino operator should know about jackpots

Every player wants to win a jackpot, and every operator wants to attract to his(er) casino as many players as possible. This is why jackpot is an effective tool to meet the goals of both sides. At the same time, for an operator, there is a risk of losing money in case his player wins… Is the game worth the candle?

Benchmarking the leading live dealer casinos. Which one is the best?

The live dealer casino format was genuinely invented for the Asian market, however, the things changed once the first live casino soft providers appeared in Europe. In the last few years, a live dealer casino became one of the most popular “on the go” gambling solutions. A few score of soft providers compete for being the most popular and innovative. We’ve chosen the 8 most popular live dealer soft providers and will reveal the key info about them plus their advantages and special aspects. And, of course, you have an opportunity to try all of those live casinos simply using Softgaming’s “Live Casino Bundle” service.

SoftGamings goes to SiGMA iGaming 2017!

Very soon, from November 22 to 25, 2017, the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta’ Qali will hold the annual SiGMA iGaming summit. The organizers anticipate 6,000 – 7,000 participants, which would be a record number! SoftGamings could not have missed such an event, therefore you will have an opportunity to discuss business opportunities, and get plenty of positive emotions.

Brief overview of EGR and EGR Operator Awards 2017 Winner

EGR Global or eGaming Review is a major online source that covers gambling events and organizes the most important industry occasion. An operator awards ceremony has been recently held, whose results were eagerly awaited by the public. Read on to learn more about EGR and how the latest awards ceremony was.

Operator’s guide to casino software distribution: off-the-shelf websites, turnkey casinos, casino scripts, white label

Only two decades ago, the gambling business was a very closed industry and the operator couldn’t start working without a significant seed capital and a bunch of profitable connections. Luckily, the new millennium completely changed the situation, and nowadays becoming an operator is easier than ever before (but still very profitable).So let’s talk about the current casino software distribution options and their pros and cons!

Asian gambling market: in-depth review, legislation, special aspects, and prospects

Being the most populated and the largest developing region that combines several expanding world economies (China, Japan, India), Asia is the most hoped-for market for the casino operators around the world. At the same time, Asia can become a real “Pandora’s box”, for each entrepreneur as this market is unique in both economic and cultural ways. Let’s talk about the Asian gambling market twists and turns!

Top 10 WorldMatch slots: is this Mediterranean “dark horse” noteworthy?

WorldMatch is an Italian soft provider founded in 2000. One of the main points about it is that the company sells soft only to licensed casinos. Considering the fact that online casinos are under no obligation to get a license, the operators should choose between the WorldMatch soft and the ability to work without a license.

TOP 6 gambling trends of 2017

Only a couple of months has left before 2018 will replace the reigning 2017. It’s time to talk about the main trends that formed the face of the gambling industry this year and the short-term outlook!

Come to the Dark Side – we have creepy Halloween slots for you…

All Saints’ Day is the time when everyone gets a perfect opportunity to immerse themselves in the spooky world of vampires, witches and monsters. Some will go to a theme party and some will enjoy the mystic atmosphere in the comfort of their homes. The best gaming providers could not pass this holiday by, having prepared some beautiful, terrific and even funny games, which become especially topical during Halloween. We selected 10 slots by famed game providers, that are worth your attention. Have fun!

Detailed analysis of TOP-10 most visited mobile casinos

Nowadays mobile casinos aren’t just rising to the top, they rule the gambling world. New gambling sites appear on the daily basis even in the countries where the gambling industry is illegal. But it’s hard to get the player’s attention when the rivalry among the casino operators is only getting stronger. We’ve gathered and analyzed info about 10 most visited online casinos. Read carefully. Maybe this post will be an inspiration and you are to create a new successful business strategy. And even if not, it’s always good to know your competitor at least by sight.

Kazakhstan gambling market: regulation, prospects, and special aspects

Being the second largest and the 4th most populated CIS country, Kazakhstan is a dreamland for all the gambling market industry players. If you’re thinking of this country as a potential market for your business, read this post to the very end: we’ll talk about all the special aspects it currently has.

Gambling innovations: fantasy sport, cybersport, VR, 3D games, Bitcoin

Just three decades ago the land-based casinos seemed to be invincible and irreplaceable. But in the 90s the first online casinos turned the gambling market upside down. 10 years later —another breakthrough — soft providers shift to mobile games. One would think: “There’s nothing else to invent here”. But the gambling market players never run out of ideas. Do you want to know what to expect? Just keep reading!

Top 10 Microgaming slots. Best of the best.

Right from the start, Microgaming claimed to be the leader in the online gambling industry. In 1996 the company becomes a member of Interactive Gaming Council — a non-profit organization aimed to provide the highest possible level of fairness and transparency in the gambling industry. And in 2003 was among the founding members of eCOGRA — an international non-profit organization overseeing fair gaming, player protection, and responsible operator conduct.

Microgaming mobile games review: the winner takes it all

Any new player in the gambling business (just like any other industry) aims to be a leader, to rise to the top and just stay there from now to doomsday. Today we’ll talk about the company that managed to succeed. We’ll talk about Microgaming.

Is Gamification really a game-changer?

You have heard about gamification, haven’t you? It is one of the latest trends in the igaming industry, which has great future potential. SoftGamings’ CIO and co-founder, Vladislav Hveckovics, shared his opinion on the use and future development of gamification. Read on!

Top games by Booming Games

Despite a rather recent establishment, Booming Games is one of the top developers for the gaming industry. Booming Games is always ready to release something extraordinary in terms of plot and features. Today, we are going to talk about this provider and its top 10 games.

Review of 8 gambling events of 2017

2017 is rich with gambling-related events. We have selected 8 that are worth your attention. Read more on each and don’t miss your chance to visit those that are about to come!

Curacao gaming licence: advantages, procedure, cost

Licence is a document obligatory for conducting igaming business. Without a licence, business has no legal ground, which means that: it is impossible to open a bank account; top gaming providers will refuse to cooperate with you. The Curacao licence is one of the most popular licences owing to a line of advantages and a relatively low cost. What else should you know about obtaining a Curacao licence? Learn it from the article.

It’s time to bet on e-sports!

E-sports or electronic sports are a form of online competition where users play against each other in strategies, shooters, fighting arenas and other computer games. They have now reached a truly global scale: there are competitions held for such famous games as “Dota 2”, “League of Legends”, “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft”, etc. Where there is competition, there are bets! That’s why this industry earns millions of dollars every year…

Why online casino operators switch to cryptocurrency

Next year, the world’s first cryptocurrency will celebrate its 10th anniversary. During this time, Bitcoin has become not only a universal means of acquiring all kinds of goods and services online and offline, but also an extremely profitable business. In addition, it turned out that the invention of cryptocurrencies as anonymous decentralized monetary systems is perfect for gambling. What are the advantages of using Bitcoin in online gambling? Read on to find out.

Top games by Netent

Nowadays, Netent rings a bell even for those who are not into gambling. This is not surprising at all, because it produces software for many popular online slot machines, card and online games. At the moment, more than 170 famous casinos around the world have chosen Netent to work with.

Betsoft mobile games review: 3D revolution

If you ask a gambler (even an experienced one) about gambling soft providers (s)he will probably mention one or two like NetEnt or Microgaming, the companies with a great history and huge investments. But what should smaller companies do to make it to the top? The key to success is both simple and hard to implement: the company should find its own schtick that will make the final product unique and different. And this post is about the team that got it and succeeded. Let’s talk about Betsoft.

How to buy software for your online casino

If you want your online casino to prosper, you need good software. By adding quality gaming content to it, you will get an online casino that will please your players. Good software includes a ready-made set of functions. Which of them are important and what else should be taken into account when buying software for your internet casino?

Rake in poker: what you need to know if you want to open a poker room

Poker players know: rake is a very important aspect of the game which determines the final winning amount together with rakeback. In turn, the size and rules for rake and rakeback are set by the owners of poker rooms, and their own profit depends on them. What else should you know about rake and rakeback?

Types of bookmaker bonuses

Free bet, cash bonus, or money back? What is the difference between various bookmaker bonuses and which to take advantage of?

Types of online slot machines

Online slots are the most important part of any internet casino, for they are the major player attraction. It comes as no surprise that the industry of online slots is developing, and sometimes it is even difficult to understand all the peculiarities of the types of slots. Now we will sort things out.

The algorithm and operation system of slot machines

How do online slots work? This question can appear in a player’s mind when deciding which casino to choose to play. This is quite logical since the work of slot machines is surrounded by various myths, for example, that playing at a certain time increases the chances of winning. In order to dispel them and generally enhance the credibility of your online casino, it is useful to know how online slots actually work. The present article is meant to clarify this issue.

How to build your own bitcoin casino

If you are willing to open your own online casino, it is worth considering the online casino with integrated cryptocurrencies. In recent years, this sphere is booming: in March 2015, the cost of Bitcoin was equal to $300, and in August 2017 it reached $4300. This is not surprising due to a variety of advantages cryptocurrencies feature.

Pirated games in gambling business: dangers, benefits and prospects

The production of pirated games is a relevant issue in the world of online casinos. This is a cheaper but also a more risky option for operators because the use of illegal content violates manufacturers’ copyright. What do casino operators and those who are yet going to open their own business need to know about pirate games?

How to establish players’ trust to your Live casino?

Live casino operators often face the necessity to prove others – partners, affiliates, junketeers and most of all players – that their casino is reliable and fair. Convincing arguments are of great importance in this matter.

How will artificial intelligence influence online gambling?

Gambling has gone a long way from 2300 BC, when first games of chance were played in China, to present times, when we can easily play Slots, Roulette, Baccarat, Fortune Wheel, Poker, Dice and many other games on portable devices. The gambling industry has proved to rapidly adapt to emerging trends of the consumer world.This is why it comes as no surprise that such an innovative trend as artificial intelligence will impact this sphere. In what ways will it happen?

Top 5 Most Popular Casino Software Developers of 2017

As competition in a gambling industry increases, snatching a bigger market share may seem like a daunting task. Whenever casino owners feel dubious about their ability to evaluate and measure casino service performance, the problem is often rooted in casino software, – a realistic criterion for casino venture assessment, especially if one is planning to expand into the virtual gambling world.

Gaming Licensing in Eastern Europe: Part 1


In 2021, gambling market will be worth of 90 billion euros, according to the independent market research group Technavio. As of 2017, online gambling is in full swing across various parts of Europe, but it wasn’t always like that.

10 Reasons to Choose Online Casino Over Brick and Mortar Casino


Choosing between “online casino” and “brick & mortar casino” is like choosing between TV and cinema, – despite apparent distinctions, both mediums are highly compatible and mutually complementary.

Owing to its ever-growing popularity, online casinos may well be ahead in the long run, as for the land based operators, no one can be sure, since offline-to-online transition is inducing rapid and profound changes that will likely shape the future of gambling business.

What future awaits cryptocurrency in Igaming industry?


Cryptocurrencies are gaining popularity day by day. More and more online casinos add them to the list of payment methods; and the number of new casinos that refuse accepting fiat money in favor of cryptocurrencies is ever-growing. This kind of currency has enormous potential but there are pitfalls too. We will figure out how cryptocurrencies exist in the gambling business, what are their pros and cons, and how the regulation of the gambling market affects them.

How to Start an Online Casino In 6 Steps


Gaming – an industry where billions are made and trillions are crawling its way up.

Online gaming marketplace provides endless possibilities for growth and being part of this growth is equally exciting and rewarding. However, the growth itself is far from being a simple and uniform process. In life every journey starts with one small step, followed by another, likewise in gaming business. Approaches do not differ much, but how can one enter without little to no knowledge how and where to start?

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